BLOG: Black Life, Black Heart 🖤

It’s taken me a while to even begin to write this. I honestly didn’t know if I could or if I had anything to say. I’ve been speechless.

In fact, this writing feels a bit forced. I’m writing it in the name of consistency. I promised my supporters that I would write a blog every month. But honestly, today I don’t feel like writing. I don’t feel like conversation.

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BLOG: My Go-To Movies For Inspiration

The Pursuit of Happyness

What it’s About: Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.

Why I Like It: We get to see Will Smith with his son Jaden in an emotional drama. Their real life relationship translates seamlessly into their on-screen roles. I love that it’s a biographical film and gives us a positive representation of Black fatherhood.

Good For: Times of unemployment, rejection, learning new things, and when you feel like you have to make a way out of no way.

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Blog: The Art Of Pursuing Your Passion

The “P” Word
Passion: It’s a word we hear often. It’s in movie titles, book titles, church names, and paint colors. It evokes emotion and memories; camaraderie and battle. It might even turn into a new family member if the lighting is right (wink, wink).

But how often does it turn into a business plan or the means it requires to take the first step to reaching a goal?

I mean, what is passion anyway? An elongated spurt of motivation? A feeling? A knowing? A belief?

I would say it’s a burn. It’s your why. It’s whatever excites you about the idea of opening your eyes in the morning. And it’s certainly worth pursuing.

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BLOG:  Music Lessons From a Queen. Performance vs. Experience.

A few weeks ago, I had one of the most gripping live music experiences I have ever had. I frequent music shows - indie and mainstream alike - but this was unlike anything I had ever experienced. 

I’ve always heard of people getting chills from seeing artists perform, but I had never experienced it for myself until now.

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